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Law Professor Demands Repeal Of 'Outdated' Second Amendment, Makes Very Weak Case
Post Date: 2016-06-25 13:44:11 by tpaine
George Leef Contributor Law Professor Demands Repeal Of 'Outdated' Second Amendment, Makes Very Weak Case The massacre in Orlando has prompted many demands for still more laws intended to prevent deranged killers like Omar Mateen from getting their hands on firearms. It has also occasioned more radical ideas, including the repeal of the Second Amendment. That is exactly what Drexel University law professor David S. Cohen proposes in his June 13th article in Rolling Stone, Why Its Time to Repeal the Second Amendment. Naturally, Cohens writing is full of passion. Anti-gun forces will no doubt laud his piece as visionary and compelling. It lacks any good ...
House Democrats End Sit-In Over Gun Control
Post Date: 2016-06-25 07:07:25 by GrandIsland
House Democrats ended their sit-in over gun control early Thursday afternoon after previously saying it could go on for days. The sit-in began Wednesday and lasted more than 25 hours as the Democrats tried to force a vote on several gun-control measures. When confronted with the prospect of continuing the sit-in with Republicans out of town and holiday plans approaching, members opted to end their protest. But they plan to start back up when Congress returns on July 5. Our goal is that when the House is in session and we have the possibility of bringing up [a gun-control] vote, that we are there being vocal about this issue, and that we keep this momentum going, ...
Mass Shooting Myth — U.S. Homicide Rate Hits 51-year Low as Gun Ownership Increased 141%
Post Date: 2016-06-22 12:15:49 by Hondo68
In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, politicians have attempted to use the tragedy as means of garnering public support for increased gun control measures. Four pieces of knee-jerk gun control legislation were defeated in Congress yesterday, but the debate surrounding gun rights continues unabated.The new narrative is that mass shootings, defined by the FBI as 3 or more people killed in one incident, are at epidemic level and thus require society to increase restrictions on gun ownership as a means of saving lives and lowering the U.S. homicide rate.However, this narrative flies in the face of reality as the homicide rate in the U.S. is actually at a 51-year low, ...
Gun-Makers Have Sold AR-15s to Civilians For More Than 50 Years
Post Date: 2016-06-22 09:45:00 by Stoner
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded as many more at a gay club in Orlando the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The massacre reignited a now long-standing debate over whether civilians have any business owning military-style guns such as Mateens SIG Sauer MCX rifle. What if Im asked why, a day after this massacre, I want to buy the very type of gun used to slaughter people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando? Helen Ubiñas, a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote on June 14. Im a gun-enthusiast with a soft spot for military-style rifles? Turns out I dont ...
White House: Obama ‘Profoundly Frustrated’ — Ready For More Executive Action On Gun Control
Post Date: 2016-06-21 22:05:08 by Stoner
President Barack Obama again failed to push through additional gun control efforts in Congress even after blaming the terrorist attack in Florida on Republicans and supporters of the Second Amendment. White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed that Obama was profoundly frustrated after Senate Republicans again blocked anti-gun legislation. Earnest suggested that the president would again turn to executive authority to try and enact gun control policies on his own. The president is determined to continue to use his executive authority to do everything possible to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldnt have them, he said. Earnest ...
Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry
Post Date: 2016-06-21 21:43:09 by Stoner
Following the terror attack in Orlando, the dominant media/political narrative turned to gun control and now-discredited claims of the suspect's mental illness (claims which included gay-baiting). Now, one controversial former FBI agent -- and current consultant to the Obama administration on "countering violent extremism" (CVE) -- is suggesting a national gun registry be created. Such a registry would target millions of law-abiding American citizens. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a ...
Opinion: What America’s gun fanatics won’t tell you [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-06-21 04:08:48 by buckeroo
Can we please stop pretending that the Second Amendment contains an unfettered right for everyone to buy a gun? It doesnt, and it never has. The claims made by the small number of extremists, before and after the Orlando, Fla., massacre, are based on a deliberate lie. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution doesnt just say Congress shall not infringe the right to keep and bear arms. It specifically says that right exists in order to maintain a well-regulated militia. Even the late conservative Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia admitted those words werent in there by accident. Oh, and the Constitution doesnt just say a ...
The Goal Is People Control, Not Gun Control
Post Date: 2016-06-19 10:43:15 by Stoner
The GOP is getting ready to do what the GOP always does cave to the force of progressive bullies. According to CBS Newss Steven Portnoy, McConnell has a meeting with FBI director James Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday. Portnoy Tweeted that McConnell has signaled he may be willing to consider new gun controls after that meeting. Via SSI, it might be claimed that this is all being done for a purpose and by design, effecting no change except for raising money. The Republicans have had the White House and the Senate and the House and they have never passed real pro-gun legislation. Bought a full auto lately? Heck, have you priced a full auto ...
Something To Think About…Survival
Post Date: 2016-06-18 10:43:32 by Stoner
"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense"
..Winston Churchill, Oct 29, 1941 I do not know the author of the following article but he has a point. Surrender is not an option and this article make a good case for that position. The Phases of Surrender The first phase of surrender is failing to be armed, trained and committed to fight. We are prepared to surrender when we are unprepared to resist. The second phase of surrender is failing to be alert. You must see trouble coming in order to have time to respond. The warning may be less ...
Let's talk AR-15's
Post Date: 2016-06-16 20:43:30 by A K A Stone
Tell me what you know about AR-15's. Which ones would you guys recommend?
Presidential Findings --- a moderate proposal
Post Date: 2016-06-15 18:49:33 by tpaine
Search Wikipedia Presidential finding A presidential finding is an executive directive issued by the head of the executive branch of a government, similar to the more well-known executive order. The term is mostly used by the United States Government, and in other countries may be identified by different terms. Such findings and other executive decrees are usually protocols which have evolved through the course of government and not typically established by law. --- I, Donald Trump, find that Congress is unable or unwilling to address the pressing issue of personal defense in the United States, and thus failing to pass the necessary laws, -- do issue this temporary directive, ...
The Push For Disarmament Begins: “The Globalists Are Waiting in the Wings To Take Down America And Confiscate Firearms”
Post Date: 2016-06-15 09:28:41 by Deckard
The headlines and news networks are awash with the shooting that occurred on Sunday in Florida 50 dead and 53 hospitalized in the largest single mass-shooting incident in the history of the U.S. History in the making, and as Rahm Emmanuel put it, never let a crisis go to waste. The governor of Florida quickly declared a state of emergency, and as the FBI is labeling it as a terrorist incident, undoubtedly the federal presence is going to increase. All of the machinery is in place and has been in place for quite some time, now. The harbinger of things to come was already outlined by Obama, on January 14, 2014 in a White House Press Conference: ...
Senate Democrats are reviving a controversial bill after the Orlando massacre
Post Date: 2016-06-14 10:41:42 by Stoner
Senate Democrats pledged on Monday to reintroduce a bill banning people on the terror watch list from buying weapons in the aftermath of Sunday morning's massacre at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The massacre left at least 49 people dead and dozens more wounded. It was the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The suspected gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, was born in the US to Afghan parents, and, according to his father, was recently disturbed by seeing two men kissing in Miami. The shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism, as Mateen allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS and other terrorist organizations before the attack. The FBI confirmed that it had conducted two ...
Donald Trump vows to end gun-free zones
Post Date: 2016-06-13 19:17:40 by tpaine
Donald Trump vows to end gun-free zones Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton as "heartless" for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves. Trump's remarks came at the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday. The gun rights organisation endorsed the presumptive Republican nominee ahead of his remarks, despite Trump's previous support for measures such as an assault weapons ban that the NRA vigorously opposes. But the business mogul-turned-politician has taken a far less restrictive stance on guns during the Republican presidential primary. His call for ...
Record Gun Sales Continue Through May Thirteen straight months of gun sales records
Post Date: 2016-06-07 07:24:17 by Stoner
The month of May saw yet another gun-related background check record making it the 13th month to see an all time high. The FBI completed a record 1,870,000 checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, this May, according to an agency report. Thats almost 300,000 more checks than May of 2015, which set a record at the time. It is also nearly a million more checks than May 2008. May was also the first month in 2016 that did not break two million checks as the gun industry enters a seasonal lull in sales. The numbers remain on pace to set another yearly record, however. The current yearly background check record, all-time monthly record, and all-time ...
Hillary Clinton: Government Has ‘A Right’ To Regulate 2nd Amendment
Post Date: 2016-06-05 14:50:09 by buckeroo
Government has a right to regulate the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the June 5 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Clinton contended that Americans have historically recognized the governments right to regulate the bearing of arms, suggesting that it was not until District of Columbia v Heller (2008) that anyone thought otherwise. Stephanopoulos asked, Do you believe an individuals right to bear arms is a constitutional right? That its not linked to the service in the militia? Clinton responded: I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment, until the decision ...
Georgia GOP Bans Guns at State Convention 2016!
Post Date: 2016-06-04 13:01:49 by Hondo68
Poster Comment:Trump Republicans! It's started already, NYC Values in Georgia. Yankee go home!
U.S. Army and Air Force Agonize Over Picking a New Handgun
Post Date: 2016-06-01 19:31:22 by Willie Green
The Beretta M92 ranks at the bottom of all the firearms used by the U.S. Army and Air Forcebut it'll take the Pentagon years to field a replacement.The Department of Defense will soon chose three finalists in a competition to be the U.S. Army and Air Force's new sidearm. One of the three finalists could go on to outfit all of the services, with total sales of of 500,000 handgunsbut not before the Pentagon bureaucracy makes it as long and complicated as possible.The Modular Handgun System (MHS) is a $17 million dollar effort to replace the aging Beretta M92 handgun. First adopted in the 1980s, the U.S. Army's Berettas are beginning to wear out. ...
D.C. concealed carry applications soar while ‘good reason’ requirement not enforced
Post Date: 2016-05-30 13:01:20 by buckeroo
Applications for concealed carry permits have spiked in the District since a federal judge ordered the city to stop requiring gun owners to prove they have a good reason to carry a firearm in public, according to documents filed as part of an ongoing legal challenge to D.C. gun laws. Ten days after U.S. District Judge Richard Leons order blocked the city from enforcing a key provision of its gun laws, the Metropolitan Police Department had received 85 concealed carry permit applications compared to the 61 applications it had received in the prior six months. The disclosure was made by the Districts office of the attorney general in a motion filed before a ...
Wheelchair-Bound Vietnam Vet Shoots, Kills Suspected Intruder
Post Date: 2016-05-23 09:11:29 by Stoner
A wheelchair-bound Vietnam vet in Monticello, Georgia, shot and killed a suspected home intruder on Thursday. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. According to The Atlanta Constitution-Journal, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) says 69-year-old Eddie Frank Smith was at home when 22-year-old Andre Smith forced his way inside the house. Andre who was not related to the elder Smith made entry through a back door. When the elder Smith went to investigate the noise, Andre allegedly lunged at him. The elder Smith then fired in self-defense, striking Andre in the chest. Andre ran away and collapsed about 100 yards from the residence. He was pronounced dead at a ...
This nation does not need the draft [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-05-21 18:38:41 by tpaine
This nation does not need the draft By Michael A. Thiac A proposal to include women in the military draft, supported in Congressional testimony by the heads of the Marine Corps and Army, was stripped from the National Defense Authorization Act by a close vote of the House Rules Committee this week. But agitation for universal military conscription will continue, sometimes from the left, so so that Americans feel the burden of ongoing military operations against Islamic militants, will not go away. After 23 years of military service, it is clear to me that a universal draft is not essential, and indeed would be harmful to our national security. Asking everyone to ...
NYPD checking ammo after knife wielder’s jacket stops cops’ bullets
Post Date: 2016-05-21 09:13:18 by Stoner
Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket which was not bulletproof and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post. The bullets we have may be defective and thats very disturbing, one source said. When we fire our weapons, we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target neutralizing our target. A sergeant and an officer fired a total of nine rounds at 46-year-old Garry Conrad on Wednesday, with one of the shots killing the depressed Broadway stagehand who refused to drop the blade at West 49th Street and Eighth Avenue. ...
D.C. must generally grant gun-carry licenses to law-abiding adults, says federal judge
Post Date: 2016-05-18 16:06:00 by tpaine
The Volokh Conspiracy. Opinion D.C. Must generally grant gun-carry licenses to law-abiding adults, says federal judge By Eugene Volokh May 17 Hot off the e-press, from Tuesday mornings Grace v. D.C.: Matthew Grace and the Pink Pistols (the worlds largest GLBT self-defense organization, with the motto Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber) have just won a preliminary injunction against D.C.s provision that, to get a gun carry license, the applicant must show a good reason to fear injury to his or her person or property or any other proper reason for carrying a pistol. (An earlier decision, Wrenn v. D.C., reached the same ...
Ninth Circuit: Right to Bear Arms Includes Right to Acquire Arms [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-05-16 22:55:10 by cranky
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the right to bear arms has historically included the right to acquire them, and remanded the case of Teixeira v. County of Alameda to the lower court. Teixeira revolves around Alameda County zoning rules for incorporated areas that not only require a gun store owner to obtain requisite local, state, and federal permits for the business, but also make sure the proposed location of the business is not within five hundred feet of a [r]esidentially zoned district; elementary, middle or high school; pre-school or day care center; other firearms sales business; or liquor stores or establishments in which liquor is ...
Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction
Post Date: 2016-05-15 10:17:05 by Stoner
It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads Albee to Lawton. But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure, said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a gift from one Congressional Medal of Honor winner to another. U.S. Army Captain Henry ...
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